YOUTH & FAMILY MENTAL HEALTH & WELLNESS

Resource Directory

Find youth behavioral health and wellness resources for Santa Barbara County in our directory for ages 0-25 and their families.

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Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation
805-962-7466

Teddy Bear Cancer Foundation advocates for families living in Santa Barbara, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo counties that have a child with cancer by providing financial, educational, and emotional support.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
The Sea League
310-561-3973

The Sea League (TSL) is removing the barriers of entry and giving kids ages 6-13 the opportunity to consistently practice being in the ocean.

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, advocacy
Theramind Center of SB
805-845-4455

TheraMind Center of Santa Barbara is a unique outpatient facility where our Board-certified physicians provide patients with the most advanced treatment options for depression, anxiety disorders and other mood and certain neurological disorders.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate)
Therapist: Allison Brevier
805-403-2110

Serenity Space Therapy for individuals, couples, and families. Allison Brevier is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual, couples and family therapy. Among her areas of expertise are eating disorders, anxiety, and panic attacks.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Amy Hermann
805-280-2502

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in Talk Therapy, Art Therapy, Anxiety, Depression (Mild-Moderate), Stress Management, Communication Skills, ADHD, Self-esteem, Life Transitions, Trauma, Social Skills, and Self-Care.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
805-288-0981

I have worked with sexual assault and eating disorders in children and teens. I also worked with children/families who had experienced domestic violence. I received training in Trauma Focused-CBT at CALM. I have also incorporated play therapy and art therapy. I have worked with children/teens who have Spanish-speaking/bilingual parents.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
805-335-1676

My goal as a therapist is to join with clients, take a holistic look at the challenges that bring them to therapy, and then walk beside you as we find resolutions.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Aute Porter
805-265-9003

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist supporting adolescents and young adults who are coping with anxiety, depression, issues of identity, self-esteem, and complicated family dynamics. My approach is collaborative and inclusive, incorporating art therapy and family systems theory.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
805-450-0308

Parent-child relationships, Youth, Trauma, Self-esteem, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ+

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Cara Behan
805-364-3182

Specializing in Substance Use, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Yoga Therapy

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Claire Blakey
805-453-0445

I specialize in treating: body image, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and perinatal mental health (pregnancy and postpartum).

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
310-425-3549

My work is grounded in Positive Psychology, behavioral interventions like CBT, DBT and other tangible coping skills. I specialize in treating performance-based issues like changes in mood, relationships and habits.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Crystal Ramirez
805-364-3094

Private therapy office in Goleta (telehealth is also available). Out of network provider with superbill available.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
805-770-1106

Associate therapist experienced in treating clients struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, immigration issues, racial identity, relationship conflicts, stress, self-esteem, trauma, and more.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Debra Dalton Stein
805-637-1050

Therapist specializing in Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Body Dismorphic Disorder (BDD).

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Johni Hull
805-455-7783

I work primarily with children, teens, young adults, and families. My specialty is working with youths and families experiencing issues related to trauma, substance abuse, mood disorder, anxiety, depression, and attachment issues.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling
Therapist: Julia Cushing
312-520-4939

I am a play therapist trained in Theraplay and Child Centered Play Therapy and have a lot of experience working with youth, up to 12 years of age who have experienced trauma. I enjoy working with bio & adoptive families. I can provide individual or family therapy.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Therapist: Kara Petersen
805-707-2074

Associate therapist working in bereavement/grief, anxiety and panic disorders, depression, family conflict and divorce, school-related issues, suicidal ideation, and self-harming behaviors. Trained in therapies including: Psychodynamic, Jungian, attachment-based, trauma-focused CBT, and play therapy.

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Katrina Pesl
559-824-8151

Katrina provides individual, family, and couples therapy to children, adolescents, and adults to provide support for many various life obstacles. Specializing in Anxiety, Depression, Trauma-Informed, identity navigation, and LGBTQIA+

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Kristi Miller
805-448-1223

Specializing in adolescent depression and anxiety, Co-parenting therapy/counseling, Parent Education, and Co-parenting mediation

Regions
Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Therapist: Kristine Gore
805-451-8731

Trauma informed therapist with experience in suicide ideation, bereavement/grief, eating disorders, substance use, life transitions, ADHD, depression/anxiety, relationships within family system and outside the family system, attachment, LGBTQ+, divorce, women/girls health

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Leah Miner
805-665-8052

Leah Miner, LMFT combines trauma-informed, evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-focused Therapy with play, interactive exercises, and conversation seeking to get to know you and make therapy a personal, meaningful, enjoyable, and effective experience.

Regions
Carpinteria
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Therapist: Maria DeAlba
805-881-2951

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cinema Therapy, Reality Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Positive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress, Reduction Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Family Structured Therapy, Case Management, Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Depression Disorders, Bereavement/Grief, Role Transitions, Life Transitions, Relationship Conflicts, School Misconduct, Academic Issues, Gang Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, Anger And Stress Management, Reintegration Therapy

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
Therapist: Riley Ellis
805-406-6853

Child and Adolescent Therapist specializing in Play therapy, adolescent therapy, family therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Parent & Caregiver Resources
therapy-counseling, parenting coaching
805-626-0113

Specializes in bereavement/grief, eating disorders, substance use, self-harm, and trauma.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapist: Sierra Smargon
805-394-8533

Sierra Smargon is a licensed therapist and group practice owner at Rose Wellness group practice, which offers free initial consultation with one of their associate and licensed clinicians.

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe), recovery & aftercare
Therapy Dogs of Santa Barbara
805-682-3160

Our mission is to empower people to live more fulfilling lives through the human-animal bond.

Age Groups
Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness
Transitions Mental Health Association
805-540-6500

TMHA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services. Central Coast Hotline: 800-783-0607

Regions
Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), advocacy
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups, education & workshops
Tri-Counties Regional Center
805-962-7881

Tri-Counties Regional Center provides supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities so that they may live fully and safely as active and independent members of our community. The diagnoses that qualify for services are Intellectual Disability, Autism, Epilepsy, and Cerebral Palsy. Santa Barbara 805-962-7881, Santa Maria 805-922-4640

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe, SLO County, Ventura County
Levels of Care
prevention & wellness, treatment & intervention (mild to moderate)
Parent & Caregiver Resources
support groups
805-698-0324

Dr. David Hernandez is a pediatrician specializing in the care of children, adolescents and young adults with an Eating Disorder

Regions
Carpinteria, Santa Barbara-Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley, Lompoc, Santa Maria & Guadalupe
Levels of Care
treatment & intervention (mild to moderate), treatment & intervention (moderate to severe)